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  • Trading Up: Fair Trade in the New Global Economy
    Text  Gillespie, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Jun 2001, 78-88     A "from where I sit" perspective on what it takes to compete and succeed internationally. Issues germane to the recent Summit of the Americas. What we, that is business, government and academia, need to do collectively to build more competitive teams for the recently inaugurated business Olympics among countries and ...
    Text  Gillespie, Ian, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 21 Jun 2001, 78-88   A "from where I sit" perspective on what it takes to compete and succeed internationally. Issues germane to the recent Summit of the Americas. What we, that is business, government ...
  • Big Fish from Little Ponds: Can Canada's Regional Companies Succeed in the Global Economy?
    Text  Oland, Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 9 Apr 2002, 475-488     How the regional companies with which the speaker is associated--and others--are adapting to new global markets and how our governments need to rethink their relationships with regionally based organisations. Some personal reminiscences. Lessons from the Moosehead product. The Maritime economy and how it differs from other Canadian regional economies. The ...
    Text  Oland, Derek, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 2002), 9 Apr 2002, 475-488   How the regional companies with which the speaker is associated--and others--are adapting to new global markets and how our governments need to rethink their relationships with regionally based organisations. Some ...
  • The Race for the Harmsworth Trophy
    Text  Don, Kaye, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 9 Sep 1932, 211-217     The good done by international contests. A detailed description of what happened during the races for the Harmsworth Trophy. Mechanical difficulties. Giving credit to the Rolls Royce engines. The history of "England III" with a detailed description of the ship and her engine. Speculation as to future boat speeds. Further ...
    Text  Don, Kaye, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 9 Sep 1932, 211-217   The good done by international contests. A detailed description of what happened during the races for the Harmsworth Trophy. Mechanical difficulties. Giving credit to the Rolls Royce engines. The history ...
  • Are Canadians Simply Americans on Snowshoes?
    Text  Straiton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 22 Oct 1970, 69-82     Some personal reminiscences. An illustration of how things are changing in the world. The speaker's home town, and the rest of Canada, now part of the Global Supermarket. The age of the multi-national, or international corporation. Examples of Canada in the international market. Extra pressure from the United States in ...
    Text  Straiton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1971), 22 Oct 1970, 69-82   Some personal reminiscences. An illustration of how things are changing in the world. The speaker's home town, and the rest of Canada, now part of the Global Supermarket. The age ...
  • Canada and the Third World
    Text  Gerin-Lajoie, Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 13 Nov 1975, 124-135     Inflation as a world-wide problem. The importance of international relationships, including those with developing countries. Responsibilities and opportunities for the Canadian business community. Tools of Development: International development. The role of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Benefits for the Canadian economy. The range of involvement throughout Canada. Some statistics. ...
    Text  Gerin-Lajoie, Paul, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1976), 13 Nov 1975, 124-135   Inflation as a world-wide problem. The importance of international relationships, including those with developing countries. Responsibilities and opportunities for the Canadian business community. Tools of Development: International development. The role ...
  • The Future Is Not What It Was
    Text  Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265     Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader Canadian experience. How Domtar succeeded as an analogy to how Canada can succeed in the new global economy.
    Text  Desjardins, Pierre, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 13 Jan 1994, 251-265   Canada's economic prospects for 1994. The old ways don't work anymore. Uncertainty among Canadians. Why the Canadian experience is what it is. Uses Domtar as an example of the broader ...
  • Operating Within A Global Economy
    Text  Stronach, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 10 Feb 1994, 309-320     Problems and viable solutions to Canada's economic situation. The global economy. Increased competition. Canada not prepared for global competition. Changing our political, tax, and education systems to improve living standards. Ending government-sponsored policy of multiculturalism. Depoliticizing Parliament. Decreasing government bureaucracy.
    Text  Stronach, Frank, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 10 Feb 1994, 309-320   Problems and viable solutions to Canada's economic situation. The global economy. Increased competition. Canada not prepared for global competition. Changing our political, tax, and education systems to improve living standards. ...
  • Keys to Canada's Future
    Text  Allan, John D., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 13 Jan 1977, 166-180     The self-confidence of the Sixties replaced by the self-doubt and uncertainty of the Seventies, with a discussion of that thought. A review of Canada's institutions, particularly our economic system. Elements of keys to Canada's future: "the crucial role played by competitiveness, innovation together with achievement, initiative together with incentive, sound ...
    Text  Allan, John D., Esq., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1977), 13 Jan 1977, 166-180   The self-confidence of the Sixties replaced by the self-doubt and uncertainty of the Seventies, with a discussion of that thought. A review of Canada's institutions, particularly our economic system. Elements ...
  • Competition and International Commercial Transportation
    Text  Ward, Maxwell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 15 Feb 1973, 233-242     International commerce competitive despite any country's domestic policies. Attempts to fix prices and restrict international competition failed due to growth and development within the industry, especially in the form of charter air lines. National governments and protectionism. Expenses of commerical air transportation. Political justification for protection of scheduled services. Problems ...
    Text  Ward, Maxwell W., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1973), 15 Feb 1973, 233-242   International commerce competitive despite any country's domestic policies. Attempts to fix prices and restrict international competition failed due to growth and development within the industry, especially in the form of ...
  • The Canadian Economy: Trade and the Auto Industry
    Text  White, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Feb 1984, 230-242     Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and the recovery. Comments on various political statements, phrases and policies, such as "internationally competitive," "export orientation," "free trade," "high tech," ...
    Text  White, Robert, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1984), 9 Feb 1984, 230-242   Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and ...
  • Canada—This Is Your Wake-Up Call
    Text  Nichol, Dave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 31 Mar 1994, 368-379     Canada in financial trouble. Federal-Provincial debt. Marketing challenge. Reforms and changes necessary. The Top Ten Canadian Myths to be abolished for Canada's survival and how that might work. The need for visionary leaders.
    Text  Nichol, Dave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1994), 31 Mar 1994, 368-379   Canada in financial trouble. Federal-Provincial debt. Marketing challenge. Reforms and changes necessary. The Top Ten Canadian Myths to be abolished for Canada's survival and how that might work. The need ...
  • Opportunities Arising From International Business Trends
    Text  Holden-Brown, Sir Derrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Mar 1987, 326-335     A brief personal background of the speaker's involvement with Canada. Finding new areas of growth by focussing on global markets for investors. The example of McDonald's Restaurants and their business strategy of going into partnership with local entrepreneurs. Another example in Pepsi-Cola. Motivations for expanding into the international market. The ...
    Text  Holden-Brown, Sir Derrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Mar 1987, 326-335   A brief personal background of the speaker's involvement with Canada. Finding new areas of growth by focussing on global markets for investors. The example of McDonald's Restaurants and their business ...
  • Trade, Technology and Tomorrow
    Text  McGinnis, Lloyd R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Mar 1987, 318-325     Two priorities as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: "Exports are of paramount importance to our future," and "Advanced technology is our only hope of meeting global competition." The importance of export trade to Canada. The reduction in demand for Canada's resource products. Looking elsewhere than ...
    Text  McGinnis, Lloyd R., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 5 Mar 1987, 318-325   Two priorities as Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce: "Exports are of paramount importance to our future," and "Advanced technology is our only hope of meeting ...
  • How Socio-Economic Changes Affect Bell Canada Enterprises
    Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249     The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, have become dependent on the services sector of our economy," with examples and remarks as to the significance of this ...
    Text  Cyr, J.V. Raymond, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 29 Jan 1987, 242-249   The significance of current socio-economic changes in Canada, against the background of changes that are affecting the speaker's industry. Concern with the "increasing degree to which we, as a nation, ...
  • Strategic Alliances: The Key to Canadian Competitiveness in the Coming Decades
    Text  MacNaughton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 3 Dec 1992, 130-139     New approaches to strengthen business in Canada and Canadian business internationally. The need for strategic alliances that bring together business, labour, education, and government. Challenges in the 90s and beyond. Concerns for the Canadian economy. Canada's position in the G7 nations in terms of productivity and unemployment. Federal and provincial ...
    Text  MacNaughton, John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1993), 3 Dec 1992, 130-139   New approaches to strengthen business in Canada and Canadian business internationally. The need for strategic alliances that bring together business, labour, education, and government. Challenges in the 90s and beyond. ...
  • The Challenge Ahead
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Mar 1985, 405-418     Changes and challenges essential to the economic renewal of Canada and our success as a nation. Problems and opportunities facing Canada as discussed at the National Economic Conference in Ottawa just days prior to this address. A consensus on the future of Canada. Jobs as a number one priority. Challenges ...
    Text  MacDonald, The Hon. Flora, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1985), 28 Mar 1985, 405-418   Changes and challenges essential to the economic renewal of Canada and our success as a nation. Problems and opportunities facing Canada as discussed at the National Economic Conference in Ottawa ...
  • Canada and the Trade Negotiations
    Text  MacEachen, The Honourable A.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Feb 1978, 258-272     Multilaterial trade negotiations in Geneva, including Canada and 97 other countries, which together account for nearly 95% of total world trade. Why these negotiations are so critically important. Canada's role in the negotiations. Advantages to Canada expected from the negotiations. Challenges faced by Canada in moving forward to a more ...
    Text  MacEachen, The Honourable A.J., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Feb 1978, 258-272   Multilaterial trade negotiations in Geneva, including Canada and 97 other countries, which together account for nearly 95% of total world trade. Why these negotiations are so critically important. Canada's role ...
  • Yes, Things Really Have Changed
    Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Feb 1987, 267-277     Youth unemployment in Canada as a serious economic and social problem, with statistics. The difficulty for many young people to make the transition from school to work. The lack of matching of skills acquired, and skills needed by employers. A recognition of the changes in the global economy which require ...
    Text  Charest, The Honourable Jean, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 12 Feb 1987, 267-277   Youth unemployment in Canada as a serious economic and social problem, with statistics. The difficulty for many young people to make the transition from school to work. The lack of ...
  • Observations of a Canadian Multinational: the U.S. Experience
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Oct 1986, 69-83     Thoughts, reflections and questions with regard to Canada and the way of life for Canadians. Some factors that are important in answering such questions. Canada poised for greatness. The role and significance of a negative attitude towards ourselves. Reasons for a feeling of inferiority: history and influences. The assertion that ...
    Text  Drabinsky, Garth, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 23 Oct 1986, 69-83   Thoughts, reflections and questions with regard to Canada and the way of life for Canadians. Some factors that are important in answering such questions. Canada poised for greatness. The role ...
  • Liberal Viewpoints
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68     A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about where the Mulroney Government is leading us. The speaker's agenda for the future of Canada. A critical review of some initiatives of the Mulroney government: tax reform and trade. Turner notes a lack of stability and predictability, rather ...
    Text  Turner, The Rt. Hon. John N., The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1987), 20 Oct 1986, 60-68   A joint meeting held with The Canadian Club of Toronto. Concerns about where the Mulroney Government is leading us. The speaker's agenda for the future of Canada. A critical review ...
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